Do you keep hitting a wall because you don't have a high school diploma? Not interested in taking the GED® or HiSET®? The Adult High School Diploma program through Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness offers you a chance to complete the credits needed to earn a high school diploma from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
What You Will Learn
An advisor will review your high school transcript to determine how many classes you need to take to get your diploma. Your transcript evaluation will determine the courses you will need to take, which may include:
Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness offers programs to develop students’ academic skills, earn a high school equivalency (GED® or HiSET®) or adult high school diploma, learn English as a second language (ESL), develop employability skills and participate in various work-based-learning experiences, or explore career and post-secondary educational opportunities. Many programs are free or at a very low cost for qualified participants.
Real World Education
At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.
Have you always had a problem with math? Or maybe you've been away from school for a while and your reading skills are a little rusty. Don't worry. We want to make sure you succeed, so we offer free pre-requisite classes to help you get started. Based on your College and Career Readiness placement test results, your advisor will recommend one of four levels of reading and/or math classes that are just right for you.
Which Pre-Requisite Courses Do I Take?
To enroll in adult high school courses, you need to score a 9.0 on the placement test in reading and math.
If you score below 9.0, you will be placed in pre-requisite courses in reading and/or math until your placement test scores reach 9.0.
Most pre-requisite courses last eight weeks and meet 10 hours per week; day and evening classes are available.
A computer lab is available if you need additional instructional support or a more flexible schedule.
Your high school transcript evaluation determine how long it will take you to finish the adult high school program. Currently, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) requires 24 credits for graduation. So, if, for example, you have already earned 18 credits through CMS, you would need to complete six adult high school classes at Central Piedmont. You can take up to three classes every 8-week session.
Adult high school classes are offered through a traditional class setting, a computer-assisted lab setting, and online. You can select the options that best meet your learning style and needs. Traditional classes are located at Central Campus only.
Step 1. Apply for Admission to Central Piedmont (New Students)
If you have applied to Central Piedmont before, you do not need to apply again. If you have applied to Central Piedmont before, but don't remember your student ID number, username, or if you are in our system, please first contact Admissions or email email@example.com. If you do not receive an email with your student ID number within one business day after submitting your application, please contact us.
You will be contacted once we have determined if you completed at least 12 credits in high school or not. Although you will be ineligible to participate in the adult high school program if you did not complete at least 12 credit hours in high school, you may still do the high school equivalency exam program. For help, contact Angela Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.330.6778, or contact Stacey Perek at email@example.com at 704.330.2722, ext. 3629.
Step 5. Attend Group Advising and Register for Classes
After you take the placement test, you will be scheduled to attend New Student Seminar. At the seminar, an academic advisor will help you create your class schedule.